My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Action Committee for Women in Prison, Pasadena, CA, USA
I cannot imagine a more worthy purpose than to extend the hand of help and friendship of incarcerated women. So many of them are in there for crimes that harm no one -- close probation would have better served them and their communities. An attempt to help them out of the situations that had landed them in trouble in the first place would have been even better.
Nonetheless, what is done is done; now the focus must be in helping these women, who just really want happy lives and to be mothers to their children again succeed on the outside. This program does just that. It does so much, but probably the most important is a mentoring program that pairs women on the outside with the newly released. Much of what allows us to succeed in this world is a matter of skill and these are not things one learns when one is extremely impoverished or imprisoned. Give a woman the tools to make it, and generally, she will.
This is one of the very best nonprofits in my my opinion--I would love to see more just like it!
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